WLPI Sessions & LEarning Objectives

Session 1: Training and Development Profession

  • Explain the WLPI program goals, the project and the mentoring process used throughout the program resulting in a clear understanding of the program purpose and process.
  • Describe all elements of the 2013 Competency Model.
  • Identify the role of the Training and Development professional and broader roles within WLP including performance consulting.
  • Complete a personal assessment of the WLP areas of interest and experience that result in a general direction of your career path and professional development.
  • Explain nine trends shaping the Training and Development profession and the impact those trends have on career development.
  • Recognize the most common adult learning principles, resulting in a greater understanding around the importance of knowing the audience and their specific learning needs and styles.
  • Interpret your individual Kolb Learning Style Inventory in order to apply these concepts and information when designing and delivering training.

Session 2: Human Performance Improvement

  • Define performance and performance improvement.
  • Identify the differences between a trainer and an HPI consultant.
  • Identify the major steps involved in the Performance Improvement Process.
  • Define analysis and explain why analysis is critical to the HPI process.
  • Identify three different types of interventions and when each would be appropriate.
  • Apply the principles presented throughout the module to real-life business situations.

Session 3: Instructional Design

  • Identify the correct phase of the ADDIE model with 80% accuracy, given a brief description of a phase or activity of ADDIE.
  • List 5 major adult learning principles with 80% accuracy.
  • Identify the criteria, condition, behavior, and action-verb, given a series of objectives or components of an objective.
  • Develop an objective containing a condition, behavior and criteria, given a basic task.
  • Identify the strategy that optimizes the objective, given an objective and a choice of instructional strategies.
  • Identify the appropriate level of evaluation to achieve the desired result, given a business need and overall learning objective (mini-scenario).
  • As part of a small group, identify a topic and develop a conceptual design outlining at least one objective and at least one instructional strategy to be used that addresses at least one adult learning principle (using the template provided); small groups will present their mini-module.

Session 4: Blended Learning and Materials Development

  • Define the following learning methods: e-learning, learning technologies, blended learning and experiential learning.
  • Define the five basic learning styles.
  • Create a blended learning experience.
  • Understand the important differences between developing an instructor-led classroom based training vs. an e-learning training.

Session 5: Training Delivery


    • Describe success factors for delivery methods available to the trainer
    • Identify three factors which contribute to setting an effective tone and environment for learning
    • Demonstrate effective body language for presenting information
    • Identify four principles of facilitation
    • Explain three facilitation skills required to maintain an effective learning climate
    • Give examples of four ways a facilitator listens and adapts to group dynamics to maintain a positive learning environment
    • Demonstrate an effective correct technique for handling difficult participant behaviors by responding in role-play
    • Select among and prioritize a variety of techniques to encourage participation in the classroom and via distance learning

     Session 6: Evaluating Learning Impact

    • Choose from the principal theories and types of measurement and evaluation for your projects.
    • Use basic statistical theory and methods to conduct measurements, or to understand evaluations others do for you.
    • Apply key research design methods in your work.
    • Become competent in a number of analysis methods.
    • Interpret and report the data from your measurement or evaluation to key stakeholders

      Session 7: Final Project and Certificate

      • Complete a project that provides practical application of the concepts covered in previous session modules.
      • Write a report that summarizes learnings from the project and their relationship to topics covered in the Institute. The report must be approved by their Project Coaches.
      • Deliver a 10 minute presentation and receive feedback.
      • Complete the requirements to achieve a WLPI certificate of completion.


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